Thai Corn and Mushroom Soup Recipe

Thai Corn and Mushroom Soup Recipe
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Thai Corn and Mushroom Soup
Tiffany hoang
Thai Corn and Mushroom Soup

A Thai inspired corn and mushroom soup for an easy and healthy soup. Great as a first course but equally satisfying served as a main course with crusty bread for a light dinner. It's a a recipe that will spice up your week with exotic flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 ears of corn
  • ½ cup of carrots, diced
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass
  • 1 cup of button mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup of onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup of red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup of green onion
  • 1-2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper

Directions

Take the kernels of corn off the cobs with knife. Reserve kernels for later use. Put 4 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil. 

Take the hard outer leaves of the lemongrass off and discard. Use the back of a knife or a mallet and smash the lemongrass to release flavor. Put in the boiling water with the corn cobs and the carrots. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Take the corn cobs out of broth and discard. Add the mushrooms, onions, red bell pepper, corn kernels, and can of coconut milk. Let the soup simmer for another 10 minutes.

Slice the green onions on a diagonal and throw into soup right before serving. Serve immediately.

Reserve some sliced green onion for garnish, if desired.

Thai Shopping Tip

To find the ingredients you need to cook Southeast Asian cuisine, try to find specialty grocery stores in the Asian neighborhoods in your town.

Thai Cooking Tip

Southeast Asian Cuisine is about the balance of flavors between sweet and sour; hot and mild. When working with Asian chiles, the smaller ones are usually spicier. Handle with caution and care.